Monday, 9 July 2012

inspiration: white + a view in france

I am very content in my own home but I wish I could tell you that I woke up here this morning, in a white bedroom with a view somewhere in France. sigh I wouldn't mind being somewhere on vacation in the Provence, Normandy or Corsica. These are the places that have a little hold of me now, and places in Spain and Greece too.

Who am I kidding? I want to travel everywhere!

Did you enjoy a good weekend? I read, I watched Sense & Sensibility (1995) for the 50th time or so, and I had a productive weekend in the kitchen and will share with you a crumble recipe this week. Here's a hint: rhubarb & strawberries. Then there was a moment of horror in the kitchen as well, when we all took that much anticipated first bite of a French chocolate cake to find out that the whipped cream had gone bad. It was awful. I didn't realise there was something wrong with it when whipping it, as I had fallen into a trance because of the smell from the freshly baked cake. I'll make it up to us on my birthday.

I hope your week is starting well. I'm enjoying the luxury of having to do absolutely nothing. Basically, I'm just waiting for the postman to ring the bell and bring me my new books.

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  1. I thought I have left a comment, but I got disconnected.
    I wouldn't mind waking up to that view every morning. I can't wait for the rhubarb & strawberries recipe (I confess I was hoping for a post when you told me about it, so my wish is about to come true). Oh, and the kitchen incident: these make life so much fun, right? Enjoy your day, Lisa!

  2. well, you know what they say, the grass is always greener on the other side. looking at these pics I'd love to be somewhere in France or Spain or Greece too. I always want to be somewhere else. why is that???

    happy monday

    1. Don't rely on me to answer that question! hahaha
      I sometimes travel the world in 80 seconds!

  3. You are killing me with these photo's! I'm so longing for a South France escape and this looks just heavenly. The hint from your recipe sound delicious. I still need to make the bread soon! And how awful the cake you probably worked hard on turned out be gross;) Glad you are having such relaxing days. A mail is on the way today!

  4. Mmm the crumble sounds nice, shame about the cream on the chocolate cake :(

  5. Hello view.... what a beautiful way to start the day with all that sunshine! Can I come too? And we'll eat crumble and cake and biscotti all day - and then have to walk it off. A little bit of white wine on that balcony wouldn't hurt either...ha! :)

  6. What an incredible view, imagine waking up to that every morning! Your baking sounds delicious; crumble is one of my favourite comfort desserts, but I've never tried it with strawberries before. Looking forward to your recipe xx

  7. Such a wonderful bedroom, oh my..! :-)

  8. What a wonderful place!

    ♥ Franka

  9. These two beautiful photos are a perfect representation of your relaxing. Enjoy your "absolutely nothing to do". I'm just back from my vacances in Spain.
    Have a wonderful week, Lisa.

  10. I don't think I have ever seen that film- although I've of course read the book!

  11. Oh my, after this stressful Monday this is just the place I want to escape to, Lisa!!! Isn't there a button to press and to wake up in this enchanting place? Sigh.

  12. If I could travel all the time I would too! So many places to see. That white room is everything.

  13. Am filing this in my "dream bedroom" wake up each morning to that view absolute heaven!
    Carla x


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